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New anti-money laundering rules for pension trustees

New anti-money laundering rules for pension trustees

By , and | 21 Sep 2017

Trustees of occupational pension schemes need to ensure they comply with new anti-money laundering rules. Our Pension team looks at the new requirements in detail to highlight the potential challenges

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The Wealth Finance Brief - September 2017

The Wealth Finance Brief - September 2017

By , , , and | 21 Sep 2017

In this quarter's edition of The Wealth Finance Brief, we focus on the art world and the long awaited proposals for reform of the security law following the announcement of the Goods Mortgages Bill.

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Satellite and Space Projects News - September 2017

Satellite and Space Projects News - September 2017

By | 20 Sep 2017

Our latest digest of recent news in the satellite and space projects sector.

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BEIS Consultation on the PTD – August 2017 (the "Consultation") – Summary of key points

BEIS Consultation on the PTD – August 2017 (the "Consultation") – Summary of key points

By | 11 Sep 2017

On 14 August 2017, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published its Consultation on the implementation of the new Package Travel Directive.

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Government publishes guidance to corporate tax evasion offences

Government publishes guidance to corporate tax evasion offences

By , and | 07 Sep 2017

Today the Government has published guidance for the corporate tax evasion offences which come into force on 30 September

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Banker's duty to inform customers inferred by voluntary adoption of Business Banking Code

Banker's duty to inform customers inferred by voluntary adoption of Business Banking Code

By , and | 07 Sep 2017

In October 2016 we reported on a case that apparently heralded a new approach by the courts to the traditional duty of care imposed on financial advisers when advising their clients (the "Bolam test"), placing more responsibility on a properly informed investor to accept the consequences of the investment risks they have voluntarily assumed (O'Hare v Coutts & Co [2016] EWHC 2224 (QB)).

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Points to watch when lending to Directors of Listed Companies

Points to watch when lending to Directors of Listed Companies

By and | 07 Sep 2017

Where a lender is contemplating taking security over the shares or debt instruments in a UK listed company from one of its directors (or other persons discharging managerial responsibilities in the issuer ("PDMRs")), it needs to be aware of certain provisions of the EU Market Abuse Regulation (Regulation 596/2014) ("MAR"). MAR came into force in July 2016 and, amongst other things, repealed and replaced the Model Code and provisions in the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules of the UK Listing Authority (the "DTRs") concerning dealings by PDMRs.

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Beneficial Ownership Register for Overseas Companies owning UK Property

Beneficial Ownership Register for Overseas Companies owning UK Property

By and | 07 Sep 2017

The government has signalled its intention to establish a register of beneficial ownership information for overseas legal entities (OLEs) that own or are purchasing UK property (or participating in UK government procurement). UK inward investors using offshore vehicles to own UK property should familiarise themselves with the proposals.

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Franchising and the gig economy – the risks and rewards

Franchising and the gig economy – the risks and rewards

By and | 01 Sep 2017

A number of businesses which franchise will interact with the gig economy. Both franchisors and franchisees therefore need to know the risks and rewards of any regulation that is introduced.